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BI grant to fund AP programs

Bradwell Institute is one of six Georgia schools that will receive a Department of Defense Education Activity grant to expand Advanced Placement programming beginning this fall.

May 29, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education


BoC talks marina, sheriff’s-office construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed two capital project designs for which construction funding has yet to be secured.

May 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Seniors sent on their way

For 370 Bradwell Institute seniors, a milestone 13 years in the making arrived Friday.

May 27, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Saying goodbye to Jordye Bacon

Liberty County schools let out for summer today, but the annual occasion may be bittersweet for members of the Jordye Bacon Elementary School community.

May 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Recycling earns Midway Middle $11K

The community contributed in a major way this year to help Midway Middle School round up plastic bottles and cans - and the effort paid off.

May 23, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Sequestration threatens programs for elderly

While much of the talk about sequestration has focused on cuts to the military and civilian employees, federal budget cuts will also impact senior citizens.

May 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Learning the ropes of working

Some accounting students devote their time to learning how to steal money. And law enforcement officials have to experience tazings and pepper sprays before they can carry those items on their belts - but the way crime procedures are presented on TV is a "bunch of horse hockey."

May 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Treadmill desks put students in action

Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Pets enhance quality of life

It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Midway Middle wins $10K in recycling rally

Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE appoints interim superintendent; doesn't say who

The Liberty County Board of Education decided Wednesday to interview seven superintendent candidates for the seat that becomes vacant June 1.

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


School board relaxes visitor policy

Controversial topics were back on the table Tuesday as the Liberty County Board of Education discussed proposed revisions to its code of conduct for the coming school year.

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


DoE site compels second look at Long scores

The Courier on Wednesday printed incorrect CCRPI scores for Long County's schools, an error that originated from variations in Georgia Department of Education data online.

May 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


County asked to expand water service area along 196

Routine items handled by the Liberty County Commission last week included:

May 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Electric transmission line moving ahead

Construction began last month on a single-pole 115 kilovolt transmission line between Bryan and Liberty counties, and it's expected to pick up this summer.

May 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Business


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